DR Congo wIn bronze in the AFCON. 4-2 penalty victory it is for DR Congo and the host would burst into tears. They gave everything but have nothing to show for it, except a fourth place finish.
Bosio serves a weak penalty into the waiting arms of Kidiaba.
Boarte scores for DR Congo
Balboa steps up for the host and misses.
Referee brings proceedings to an end. It's penalty!!!! No extra time for the third place match.
76 Belima gets a good chance at goal to lift the spirit of the host but he shot far wide as if he was defending.
62 Nsue gets a one-on-one goal situation with Kidiaba in post for DR Congo after dispossessing his marker off the ball but the striker shoots into the path of Kidiaba for a corner kick
59 Bolasie tries an audacious shot from 30 yards but rolls feebly into the waiting arms of Ovono. He had been waiting for several seconds for that ball. It will take something more than this to beat Ovono who has been incredible thus far.
57 Kidiaba is furious with his defence as he makes a brave save from a glorious opportunity for the host.
52 Mbokani gets a sitter after Kage rounded off two markers and set him up but the striker somehow gets the faintest of touches to the ball which rolls slowly into the arms of Ovono. A greatest chance missed! Will Mbokani rue this missed opportunity
50 The host fail to make something out of a goal mouth melee. A great corner take. Heads go up but ball bounces right in the six-yard box right within the forest of legs. No Equitorial Guinea man to connect as ball is cleared to safety.
46 Great header from a corner and even superb save by Ovono to keep the aspirations of the host nation still alive.
45 Friendly hostilities begin at the Estadio De Malabo and its DR Congo who will get the game underway.
45 Referee brings proceedings of the first half to an end.
42 Bearded Kage wins a corner for DR Congo but gets injured in the process. He wiggles in pain for a moment but returns to the pitch. Will the Leorpards make something out of this? No! Corner taken and wasted.
38 Bolasie has the best chance so far in the game but blasts wide after superbly controlling a long ball with his chest to beat marker but fails to beat Ovono.
36 DR Congo win a free kick after Bolasie is brought down. The resultant kick take deep, Ovono clutters into the DR Congo striker and the ball flashes across the face of goal.
20' Great build up by DR Congo in the final third of the host. Bolasie combines well with Bokila but the resultant strike from the latter takes a ricochet for a corner. Corner is taken deep but wasted.
13 DR Congo midfielder fires one great shot from 20 yards which takes an awkward bounce in front of goal keeper Ovono but the keeper calmly deals with the rare threat.
8' Comedy of errors in attack for the host as they fail to connect many great chances. Two corners in quick succession but Nsue totally miscues and Kidiaba makes a brave save to keep E Guinea in contention.
4' Desperate defending for DR Congo as defender heads away an incisive cross. Kidiaba tries to parry away but has his hands flapping in the air. Equatorial Guinea fail to make it count.
1' Equatorial Guinea set the game underway in their red outfit and white stockings to match
The two teams file onto the pitch as national anthems for the two countries are played. DR Congo first; that of the host follow.
Host nation Equatorial Guinea after an embarrassing display against Ghana have an image redeeming enterprise against DR Congo in a third place play off at the AFCON 2015. It a near empty stadium even though Caf did not sanction a more punitive measure for the third place match to be played behind closed doors. The supporters appear to be more hungry for gold than settle for bronze. For DR Congo a consolation will not be a bad idea.